Democratic candidates for NJ 2

Action Together New Jersey is pleased to provide a synopsis of each the NJ Democratic candidates for CD 2.

William Cunningham - Democratic candidates for CD 2William Cunningham

Will is a proud native of Vineland, New Jersey. He is running for Congress to fight for the people of South Jersey, and all Americans. Cunningham has spent his life working for all Americans from all walks of life, especially our most vulnerable.  Will was raised by a single mother who worked hard at a factory job in Voorhees, NJ. He graduated from Brown University in 2007, then attended law school at the University of Texas thereafter, graduating as Class President in 2012.  Will worked for Senator Cory Booker. He also worked in the House of Representatives as a prescription drug pricing Investigator on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee. He worked tirelessly to make sure patients got the medication they needed, and that big corporations didn’t put profits over the health and well being of the people of New Jersey.

To see where Will stands on issues, check out his website.


Sean Thom - Democratic candidates for CD 2Sean Thom

Born and raised in Cumberland County, New Jersey, Sean has grown his career and family from his native district. Sean again resides in the same county with his wife and their two young sons. Sean currently serves as an administrator at a school in Camden, NJ, where he focuses on the growth & development of teachers and building social & emotional skills with students. A Rutgers University graduate, Sean studied Communications. He later completed a graduate degree at the University of Scranton in Educational Administration and has spent almost a decade working in education.

To see where Sean stands on issues, check out his website.


Jeff Van Drew - Democratic candidates for CD 2Jeff Van Drew

Jeff Van Drew, a state senator, is a small business owner in Atlantic County, where he has practiced dentistry for more than 35 years. He lives in Cape May County, where is a life member of the Ocean View Fire Company.  Dr. Van Drew already serves approximately one third of the district in the State Senate, including all of Cape May County and portions of Cumberland and Atlantic counties, where he has garnered electoral margins of 35, 20, and 18 percent since defeating the incumbent senator by 11 percent in 2007. Before then, he represented the district in the General Assembly, beginning in 2002.

To see where Sen. Van Drew stands on issues, check out his website.


Tanzie Youngblood - Democratic candidates for CD 2Tanzie Youngblood

Tanzie Youngblood is a longtime resident of Woolwich, NJ and a public servant who has dedicated her life to education and expanding opportunities for children.  She earned a BA in History from Rosemont College; a MA in Elementary Education from Saint Joseph’s University; and an MEd in Educational Leadership from Cabrini University. Since retiring from public education in 2015, Tanzie has been researching recent developments in public school models because of her extreme concern with policies supported by the current Secretary of Education.

To see where Tanzie stands on issues, check out her website.